Forbes Africa is the drama critic to business in Africa. The magazine helps readers connect the dots, form patterns and see beyond the obvious, giving them a completely different perspective. In doing this, it delivers sharp, in-depth and engaging stories by looking at global and domestic issues from an African prism.
THE HAUNTING FACE OF AFRICA
IT IS TIME TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION
AT THE CROSSROADS
HOW BREXIT WILL IMPACT AFRICA • Should trade barriers go up between the UK and EU, there could also be opportunities for greater direct trade between Africa and London.
DEBT AND DISMAY • Zambia reels from slower growth as drought bites and copper output slides.
‘WHAT USE IS A FISHERMAN WHO CAN NO LONGER FISH?’ • Senegal’s fishermen are now vying for survival and a future out of poverty, beyond the shores of their home country.
COLLECTCTORS’ EDITION • From the old to the unusual to the bizarre, what is it that motivates the rarefied pursuit of collecting objects? For the aficionados soon to be unraveled on these pages, their collectibles are more than mere things – they are priceless treasures and extensions of who they are.
‘OLD CARS MAKE ME NOSTALGIC’ • A vintage car collector in Mauritius says nothing can beat driving an old car through the swaying sugarcane fields near his home.
‘SURROUNDED BY THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD’ • An entrepreneur in Ghana collects and frames FORBES AFRICA magazines.
BIG CHEESE • Jo and Brian Dick sell artisanal cheese and some good old-fashioned family service out of their corner store in Johannesburg.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD SLICE OF CHEESE?
WALL STREET’S BEST DEALMAKER • Orlando Bravo peaked as a competitive tennis player as a junior in the 1980s, but he is the undisputed world champion in a far more lucrative game: private equity.
BY TSHWANE TRADE AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT • 2019 TSHWANE TRADE AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT (TTIS 2019) BOOSTS INVESTMENT AND JOBS
HEELS ON WHEELS • The freight and logistics sector is changing face. More women are at the helm – and speeding ahead.
ATALL ORDER • Conserving wildlife has become more complicated but technology like drones, satellite-tracking and other connected platforms are now helping, for example, to boost the global giraffe population.
WHAT’S BREWING INTOKYO • Japan, a tea-drinking nation, is one of South Africa’s biggest importers of rooibos tea. In 2018, a record high of 2,000 tonnes of the homegrown blend was shipped off to the land of the rising sun.
COLORS FOR MANDELA • The world of comic books is dominated by stories from the West. Two South African brothers are helping reshape that narrative with a central character inspired by the iconic hero.
‘LIFE IS A SERIES OF LESSONS FOLLOWED BY REWARDS’ • Peter Hayward, of Hayward’s Grand Safari Company, on investing in his vision and hosting presidents, royalty and world leaders in luxurious settings in some of the most remote wildlife reserves on the planet.
THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THAT ALMOST ENDED A BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS • Eddie C Brown, Brown Capital Management
COMING HOME TO AFRICA • Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme of the Netherlands, who recently visited South Africa, reflects on the inclusion of refugees, his conversation with Nelson Mandela, and his experiences with his aunt, former Queen Beatrix.
Sanlam & NASASA launch NASASA Financial Services for stokvels
DOWN TO EARTH • Star Trek’s Captain James Kirk, William Shatner, who touched down in South Africa recently, reflects on the technological revolution he has witnessed and what humanity needs now.
Suit YOURSELF • A suit needn’t necessarily be formal. Men’s fashion has moved on, and so has officewear.